LGBTQ Mentoring with Worthy
In addition to this blog, we spend our time with Worthy Mentoring, a nonprofit organization that we started to offer mentorship to LGBTQ individuals (check out our website here). Over the years, we’ve grown to several thousand matches through a manual matching process. It’s time-intensive, but it can be an incredibly meaningful program for our members. One of our mentors recently shared with us this letter, which arrived from his mentee. Jacob guided Rob through the coming out process and supported him as he learned to embrace who he is. It’s a difficult journey, and having that support system can be life-changing.
We’re working to relaunch Worthy this fall in a new format. Since we match manually, it’s been difficult to keep up with mentor and mentee sign-ups over the years (even with the help of some awesome volunteers!) and we’ve fallen behind. We’re working on an app that will allow mentors and mentees to connect and interact on the platform. Our hope is that this creates a more efficient, effective, and scalable solution for members of the Worthy community!
We would love your feedback as we design the new platform. Please let us know what features and capabilities would be helpful in the new program, or anything that would make the mentoring and matches experiences better. Thank you for your time and input!
- Rex & Ian